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Lake Chad Basin

Invest in nature, ensure water resilience

World Water Week, held in Stockholm, Sweden, from 16 to 22 August, gathers more than 2500 experts to help resolve the growing water crisis. Less than one percent of the world's fresh water is readily accessible for direct human use. …  

14 Aug 2009 | News story

Fish Harvest

Aquaculture and the environment

Aquaculture is currently facing a significant worldwide challenge to meet the increasing demand for high-quality sea products in both local and international markets, whilst at the same time trying to avoid environmental problems. …  

14 Aug 2009 | News story

Asia Protected Area Workshop

Establishing An Expert Review Process For Protected Area Data in Asia

BANGKOK, Thailand - IUCN, WCPA and UNEP-WCMC bring together a wide range of government and nongovernmental partners to enhance the quality of protected area data across the Asia region. …  

14 Aug 2009 | News story

IUCN Bangladesh

IUCN's Green web on Google Earth

The virtual green web of IUCN Members in Google Earth showcases the organizations on the frontlines in the battle against climate change, reductions in water quality and quantity, deforestation and biodiversity loss. …  

11 Aug 2009 | News story

Participants in the workshop on conservation of the Alboran Sea - Malaga, july 2009

Priority areas for conserving the Alboran Sea

Among the different marine areas of the Mediterranean Sea, the Alboran Sea represents a unique element given its ecological wealth, due to its blend of Atlantic and Mediterranean marine biodiversity, its socioeconomic importance, and its geopolitical location between Europe and Africa. The adequate management of this space, and in particular the conservation of certain areas, is essential for the three bordering countries of the Alboran Sea: Algeria, Morocco, and Spain. …   | French | Spanish

05 Aug 2009 | News story

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IUCN Commissions Establish Assistance Networks

IUCN’s vision in uniting it’s efforts with its members and partners across the Pacific Region has taken several steps forward this year with the formation of two regional assistance networks. …  

03 Aug 2009 | News story
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The Member's representative showing the growing sea weed

Introducing sea weed (Eucheuma denticulatum) culture to Fishermen in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka

a collaborative project with a Member, Sewa Lanka Foundation …  

30 Jul 2009 | News story

Rural societies in the Congo basin still depend on wildlife resources

Vulnerable people, diminishing wildlife

by Dr Richard Thomas, TRAFFIC
Addressing priority bushmeat trade, livelihood and food security issues in Africa …  

28 Jul 2009 | News story
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Coral reef

The Environmental Information Revolution - A Forum

Climate change has spurred an unprecedented demand for information about our changing planet. Decision makers need timely, accurate, scientifically sound and relevant information. IUCN CEC Chair Keith Wheeler will moderate one of several high-powered panels on this issue at a Washington D.C. forum on July 30, 2009. Panel topics include private sector opportunity; Earth Observations and how to deliver information about carbon and oceans;  managing risk and guiding climate change adaptation; and financing the environmental information revolution.
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16 Jul 2009 | News story


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